Committee looks at Baldwin construction plan
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Committee looks at Baldwin construction plan

QUINCY -- Committee looks at Baldwin construction plan

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Committee eyes closer look at spending heading into budget process
Education

Committee eyes closer look at spending heading into budget process

Work on the Quincy School District's 2017-18 budget won't start until over the summer, but the list of things to consider already is growing. With 58 percent of the fiscal year complete, the transportation fund already is running a deficit, despite borrowing $750,000 from the working cash fund, and the operations and maintenance fund is projected to be deficit spending by May.

Hannibal, Pleasant Hill seniors are National Merit finalists
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Hannibal, Pleasant Hill seniors are National Merit finalists

Pranati Parikh, 17, at Hannibal High, and Derek Dolbeare, 18, at Pleasant Hill, will find out this spring whether they're among the 7,500 winners nationwide of scholarships worth about $33 million.

Marion County R-II School Board names new superintendent
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Marion County R-II School Board names new superintendent

The Marion County R-II School Board has named Tony DeGrave as the district's next superintendent. DeGrave, the district's K-12 principal for the past four years, will start work July 1. "It's going to be a cooperative movement to change some things along the way, but we're not planning on changing anything major right away," he said.

St. John's keeps its curriculum 'old school'
Hannibal News

St. John's keeps its curriculum 'old school'

HANNIBAL, Mo.

The various preschool students at St. John's Lutheran School in Hannibal had to make a choice in the cafeteria lunch line.

"Would you like apricots or oranges?" Administrator Ann Lear asked each student.

"Oranges, please," one 3-year-old girl replied. She promptly received the cup of mandarin orange sections and continued on her way to the lunch table.

The next girl in line asked for oranges, as well.

"What do we say at the end?" Lear asked. There was a brief pause.

"Thank you," the girl said. It wasn't the word "please," but it sufficed. She also took the cup of orange sections and let the next person in line go through the same process. When the students sat at the lunch table, one of the first things they did was to place paper napkins across their laps before eating.

"They have to say ‘please' and ‘thank you' and be kind," preschool aide Susan Tourney said. "When they get up, they ask, ‘May I be excused?'...

Photo project a way to preserve New London Elementary School history
Missouri News

Photo project a way to preserve New London Elementary School history

NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Delores Woodhurst is like a detective, slowly unraveling the mystery of who's in each photo presented to her. The smiling faces of elementary children and teachers from decades ago are nameless, and Woodhurst has taken it upon herself to

Auction raises funds for Quincy FFA activities
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Auction raises funds for Quincy FFA activities

QUINCY -- auction raises funds for Quincy FFA activities

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Ralls County R-II getting ready to sell old New London Elementary School

Sealed bids will be accepted until March 9 for the sale of the old New London Elementary School, which was closed last May after 63 years of service.

Newspaper turns spotlight on QHS students
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Newspaper turns spotlight on QHS students

QUINCY -- Newspaper turns spotlight on QHS students

QPS business manager to retire around July 31
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QPS business manager to retire around July 31

QPS business manager Joel Murphy to retire around July 31.